Umbrella

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Umbrella Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • having the function of uniting a group of similar things; "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"; "under the umbrella of capitalism"
  • a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; "an air umbrella over England"
  • a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
  • covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups; "an umbrella organization"; "umbrella insurance coverage"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy ,
  • a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; "an air umbrella over England" ,
  • having the function of uniting a group of similar things; "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"; "under the umbrella of capitalism"

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Umbrella Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An umbrella is a hand tool that is used to stop rain from falling on a person. It is also used to make shade and protect people from sunlight. An umbrella made for protection from the sunlight is called a parasol. And a plastic umbrella is cheap but it is fragile.

An umbrella.

Painting of people with umbrellas.

A man sitting under beach parasol.



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'Umbrella' example sentence in quotations


* A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. - Mark Twain

* A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. - Robert Frost


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Umbrella Sample Sentences in News


  • Weekly Innovation: An Umbrella For The Modern Age
    The developers of the Sa say it's almost impossible to blow inside out. Based on origami, the umbrella's design replaces the metal skeleton with two canopies that expand and retract in unison. Read more on this news related to 'Umbrella'
  • The Blunt + Tile smart umbrella never loses its way
    An umbrella hastily snatched on the way out the door can easily become another item left behind, as the weather clears up and we continue on our merry, baggage-free way. But what if your brolly had a tracking device built-in, meaning when it is misplaced you can simply whip out your phone and hone in on its whereabouts? High-end umbrella maker Blunt has teamed up Read more on this news related to 'Umbrella'
  • New "invisible umbrella" uses air to protect you from the rain
    An umbrella that deflects raindrops to create an air barrier around the user could be the next must-have winter gadget. Read more on this news related to 'Umbrella'

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